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Lincoln Public Schools set date for athletes to hit the weight rooms

Lincoln Public Schools set date for athletes to hit the weight rooms

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Lincoln Public Schools will open their weight rooms beginning June 15.

LPS will implement several protocols in accordance with state COVID-19 guidelines, including athletes taking daily temperature checks.

Other guidelines include:

* Parents/guardians must complete a waiver prior to an athlete participating in school workouts.

* Coaches facilitating the weightlifting sessions are required to wear masks. Athletes are highly encouraged to wear masks.

* Athletes will be assigned to groups of no larger than 25. Athletes assigned to a group must remain in that group without any changes or mixing for the entire summer.

* No more than two athletes will be assigned per lifting rack and weightlifting pairs must stay partnered for the entire summer.

* Athletes will not be able to use any school accessories like straps and belts. The use of drinking fountains will not be permitted.

* Food will not be allowed at the training session.

Lincoln Pius X announced last week that it is targeting a June 15 start for students to use the school's weight room. Many schools opened their facilities on June 1 after Gov. Pete Ricketts announced he was easing some restrictions on sports and training.



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